The Ghana Meteorological Agency has warned that harmattan will intensify across the country from today.

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According to Agency, the mild nature of the harmattan is expected to change.

A statement issued by the agency on Tuesday, 19 January 2020 said: “Dust has been raised from the source region (around Chad) and is expected to be advected into the country to deteriorate surface visibility.”

Also, “due to the influx of the dry and dusty continental winds, the Northern half is expected to be drier with relative humidity of less than 20percent and below 50percent over parts of the Southern sector.”

The statement revealed that: “This intrusion of dryness increases the probability of fire outbreaks.”

The Meteorological Agency has, therefore, advised the general public “to be cautious of handling naked fires” and “be careful on the roads due to poor visibility.”

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